2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ashburton

Code SSC21031 (SSC)
People 7,173
Male 3,441
Female 3,732
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 6,344
People born overseas 1,655
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 36
Families 1,892
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,800
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,282
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,711
Median weekly rent $210
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ashburton % Australia %
Total 7,173 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,441 48.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,732 52.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 20 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 7,173 people were usually resident in Ashburton (State Suburbs): of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ashburton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 537 7.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 968 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 890 12.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 3,037 42.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 664 9.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,076 15.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.0% of people usually resident in Ashburton (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Ashburton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 6,344 88.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,655 23.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 36 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.4% of people usually resident in Ashburton (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 23.1% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ashburton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,873 50.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 510 9.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 467 8.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,816 32.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ashburton (State Suburbs) were married, 9.0% were either separated or divorced, 8.2% were widowed and 32.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ashburton % Australia %
Australia 5,216 72.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ashburton % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ashburton % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ashburton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,003 57.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,107 31.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 137 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 79 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 154 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,949 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,480 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,480 people aged 15 years and over in Ashburton (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 57.6% worked full-time, 31.8% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 1,949 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ashburton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Ashburton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ashburton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 533 -- 466 --
Family 1,720 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,282 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ashburton (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $533, the median family income was $1,720 and the median household income was $1,282.

Expand Families category,
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Families — family composition
Family composition Ashburton % Australia %
Couple family without children 547 28.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 999 52.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 311 16.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 35 1.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,892 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,892 families in Ashburton (State Suburbs): of these 28.9% were couple families without children, 52.8% were couple families with children, 16.4% were one parent families and 1.8% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Ashburton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,646 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,800 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,646 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ashburton (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Ashburton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,217 83.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 215 8.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 199 7.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 15 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 83.8% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ashburton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,023 38.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 847 32.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 672 25.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 8 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 99 3.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 38.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.0% were owned with a mortgage and 25.4% were rented.

Landlord type Ashburton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 272 40.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 252 37.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 134 19.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 15 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ashburton (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 40.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 37.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 19.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ashburton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 210 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,711 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ashburton (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $210. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,711. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ashburton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,874 70.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 628 23.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 89 3.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 70.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.4% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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